The Company of The Gardens of Anuncia | Photo: Julieta Cervantes

Alex Mecklosky
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March 21, 2024 5:00 PM

Ghostlight Records will release the cast album of the new Michael John LaChiusa musical The Gardens of Anuncia this Friday, March 22nd and we here at Theatrely have an first exclusive listen to the song "Waiting/Dreaming"!

The musical stars Enrique Acevedo, Andréa Burns, Eden Espinosa, Priscilla Lopez, Tally Sessions, Mary Testa, and Kalyn West.

The Gardens of Anuncia marks the fourth collaboration between Michael John LaChiusa and Graciela Daniele at Lincoln Center Theater to receive an original cast recording following Hello Again (1994), Marie Christine (1999), and Bernarda Alba (2006).  The Gardens of Anuncia was presented at Lincoln Center Theater’s Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater from October 19 to December 31, 2023.

Originally developed and produced at the Old Globe, The Gardens of Anuncia is inspired by the early life story of an icon of the American stage: Broadway legend Graciela Daniele. Anuncia (Priscilla Lopez) tends the garden of her country house as she reflects on her life, looking back on her girlhood in Juan Perón’s Argentina and paying homage to the family of women whose love and sacrifices allowed her to become an artist. This funny, poignant, and beautiful musical features a beguilingly romantic and tango-infused score filled with the exuberant sounds of women reveling in the joys of being alive.

The Gardens of Anuncia featured co-choreography by Alex Sanchez, and casting by Tara Rubin Casting, Xavier Rubiano, CSA. The production had sets by Mark Wendland, costumes by Toni-Leslie James, lighting by Jules Fisher and Peggy Eisenhauer, recreated by David Lander, and sound by Drew Levy.  Thomas J. Gates was the Stage Manager.

This recording marks Ghostlight’s seventh album with Michael John LaChiusa (First Daughter Suite, Giant, Queen of the Mist, See What I Wanna See, Bernarda Alba, and Little Fish).

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Alex Mecklosky

As a native New Yorker, Alex has always loved everything involving theatre. With a degree in Theatre and New Media from Marymount Manhattan College, Alex realized that, since he was not talented enough to be on Broadway, the next best thing would be to write about it!